‘Game of Thrones’ on Broadway? This I Don’t Need

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. This week, The Hollywood Reporter had an exclusive revealing that George R. R. Martin is working on a Game of Thrones play. Yes, really. Martin is ignoring your pleas for him to… Okumaya devam et ‘Game of Thrones’ on Broadway? This I Don’t
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The Dispossessed Is Still One of Sci-Fi’s Smartest Books

Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1974 novel The Dispossessed depicts a society with no laws or government, an experiment in “nonviolent anarchism.” Science fiction author Matthew Kressel was impressed by the book’s thoughtful exploration of politics and economics. “After reading The Dispossessed, I was just blown away,” Kressel says in Episode 460 of the Geek’s Guide… Okumaya devam et The Dispossessed Is Still One of Sci-Fi’s Smartest
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Independent Video Game Stores Are Here to Stay

Later, at the behest of his wife—who was concerned with the mountain of used games devouring their garage—Josh transitioned to a storefront in Portland. From there, Josh found his niche in retro gaming, attracting nostalgia-hungry gamers hoping to accumulate extensive libraries of old titles. Over the past few years, selling retro games has become an… Okumaya devam et Independent Video Game Stores Are Here to Stay

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Falcons, Lokis, Nerd Canons, and Why You Don’t Have to Care

One question might occur to anyone watching The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a good show so far, shaping up into a look at race politics in America, and also with punching and shooting. Like the Disney+ show WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier takes place within the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.… Okumaya devam et Falcons, Lokis, Nerd Canons, and Why You Don’t Have to
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Watch Out—That ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Cheat Might Be Malware

Criminals have been hiding malware inside publicly available software that purports to be a cheat for Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone, researchers with the game maker warned last week. Cheats are programs that tamper with in-game events or player interactions so that users gain an unfair advantage over their opponents. The software typically works by… Okumaya devam et Watch Out—That ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Cheat Might Be
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Olija Is an Indie Platformer With Love, Loss, and Harpoons

There were also a few moments in the game where a scripted sequence had me falling through a broken platform, only to find that moving forward required me to backtrack to where that platform had been magically repaired. As in virtually any game, this kind of backtracking is needlessly tedious. Harpooning around quickly from floating… Okumaya devam et Olija Is an Indie Platformer With Love, Loss, and
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It’s Hard to Play a Character Who’s a Dick—but It’s Worth It

Video games are nothing without their main characters. Commander Shepherd from the Mass Effect trilogy; Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn—we’d never root for them if they weren’t, well, at least somewhat likable. Unlike movies or TV, video games are a place where fans get to play the protagonist—help save the world, their friends, and themselves.… Okumaya devam et It’s Hard to Play a Character Who’s a Dick—but It’s Worth
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Game Subscriptions Open Doors for Players With Disabilities

Subscription services are becoming the norm for every form of entertainment. Streaming content—movies, television shows, comic books, and games—to your devices is an excellent alternative to buying and storing files, especially during the Covid-19 era. While having multiple subscriptions can be costly, it delivers a unique benefit for those who are unable to leave their… Okumaya devam et Game Subscriptions Open Doors for Players With
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Break Reality and Keep Marvel Weird

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Earlier this week, Disney+ released a swashbuckling new trailer for the forthcoming Marvel series Loki. Like most of these trailers, it starts quiet—Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief has been called in to… Okumaya devam et Break Reality and Keep Marvel Weird

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